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Original ("non-policy")Edit

Administrators should not use their administrator powers to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version he or she prefers in an editing dispute that isn't vandalism. Administrator powers should be used to help keep the wiki clear of vandalism, spam and users who make malicious edits, but not for simple disagreements between users acting in good faith. Ideally an admin shouldn't be considered "in charge." The ideal admin is just someone who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of the Wikia community.

My thoughtsEdit

  • Administrators are members of the community who have been trusted with important tools for maintaining the wiki.
  • Administrators implement community decisions, not their own personal whims. Only exception is bans, blocks, etc.
  • Administrators are leaders in site discussions, but they are not the final say.
  • User rights can only be acquired through RfUR, even if coming off a self-demotion.
  • Abusing rights includes blocking users without reason, promoting users without community consensus, demoting users without community consensus or the user's request, deleting userspace content without the user's request (as long as the content doesn't violate policy), and adding rules to the policy without community consensus.

Basically what I'm trying to say is that the community should define adminship more than an administrator should define the community.

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